SOMETIMES YOU GO LOOKING FOR SOMETHING YOU WANT… AND FIND WHAT YOU NEED.
Screwed-up actor/bartender Reese Holdin (Zooey Deschanel) is offered money to go back home to Michigan and talk her reclusive dad (Ed Harris), a brilliant novelist, into publishing his love letters to his deceased wife. Adam Rapp’s directing debut is a depressing, rather boring, wintry tale where nothing much happens. Everybody suffers, including the main character who wallows in her own misery to the degree that viewers are likely to grow tired of her. Will Ferrell is worth a look as a former member of a Christian rock band.
2006-U.S. 98 min. Color. Written and directed by Adam Rapp. Cast: Ed Harris (Don Holdin), Zooey Deschanel (Reese Holdin), Will Ferrell (Corbit), Deirdre O’Connell, Rachel Dratch, Amy Madigan.